Air Partner Remarketing completes sale of Beechcraft King Air 200

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Air Partner plc is pleased to announce the sale of 2009-vintage Beechcraft King Air 200 serial number BB-2014. Air Partner plc acted as the exclusive remarketing agent for the seller Air HH Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH Privat Jets.

Beechcraft_King_Air_D-ISKY_01This sale marks a strong start to 2018 and follows a successful 2017, in which the Aircraft Remarketing division won and fulfilled a number of mandates. Notable transactions included the sale and delivery of a third Kenya Airways B777-200ER aircraft to Omni Air International; the sale of two B747-400s to Jet Midwest Group on behalf of China Airlines; and the sale of two of Kenya Airways’ B737-700 aircraft, which were then leased back to Kenya Airways for continued operation. The team was also appointed by Saudi Arabian Airlines as its exclusive remarketing agent in respect of 15 Boeing 777-200ERs. It currently has a number of other mandates on a variety of aircraft, including a B787, several ERJ145s and an ATR72-500.

Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner commented: “We are delighted to have completed the sale of this King Air 200, which was operated from new by Air Hamburg. Over many years Air Partner has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Air Hamburg, chartering its large aircraft fleet for hundreds of hours each year. We a have number of other sales in the pipeline and are looking forward to a busy 2018, fulfilling mandates for new and existing clients.”                                                                                                              


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About Air Partner Remarketing Services

Air Partner Remarketing Services is a specialist aircraft remarketing agent which acts for airlines and other aircraft owners, such as banks, operating lessors, manufacturers, insolvency practitioners and high net worth Individuals, to dispose of their surplus aircraft including commercial jets, turboprops, helicopters or private jets, either by arranging a sale or lease of the aircraft. It also advises clients on the acquisition of aircraft and their fleet management process. Former and current clients have included Cyprus Airways, Kenya Airways, China Airlines, Saudia, Flybe, British Midland, Cargolux, Daimler-Chrysler, KLM, DVB Bank, Halifax Bank of Scotland, Investec Bank and Rolls-Royce Aircraft Management.

About Air Partner

Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Broking division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and SafeSkys, as well as Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Broking) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research, SafeSkys and Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specialising in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risk management consultancy. SafeSkys is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is ISO 9001:2008 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.

Lucy Featherstone

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Jet Aviation achieves IS-BAH Standard registrations to ensure maximum levels of safety and customer service across the US

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TETERBORO / January 11, 2018 – Jet Aviation’s eight FBOs in the US have now qualified for Stage 1 registration to the IS-BAH™ Standard (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling), joining the company’s 13 FBOs in EMEA and Asia.

David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA, said this achievement clearly demonstrates Jet Aviation’s dedication to ensuring that all customers receive the maximum level of safe and secure ground-handling services at each of its FBOs (fixed base operation).

“Ever since the IS-BAH program was launched, our FBO teams across the US have been working to ensure that all of our processes meet IS-BAH standards,” Paddock said. “Completing Stage 1 certifications in the US, which complements our certifications throughout EMEA and Asia, demonstrates Jet Aviation’s commitment to serving our customers – no matter where they are.”

Jet Aviation’s FBO facilities in EMEA and Asia are located in:

  • Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dubai (DXB and DWC), United Arab Emirates
  • Berlin (SCF and TXL), Dusseldorf, and Munich, Germany
  • Jeddah, Medina, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Singapore
 In the U.S., Jet Aviation’s FBOs are located in:
  • Washington Dulles, Virginia
  • Dallas and Houston, Texas
  • Teterboro, New Jersey
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Van Nuys, California
  • Palm Beach, Florida

IS-BAH™ is a joint program between IBAC and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from some 30 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America, and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter and staffing services. Jet Aviation’s European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly manage a fleet of more than 300 aircraft. Please visit and follow us on twitter:
More information about General Dynamics is available online at
Contact: Charlie Bosworth, PR/Communications, Regional Operations USA, Jet Aviation,
at +1 618 646 8320 or

Total UK awarded Wiking Helicopters 2 year Jet A-1 contract

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Air Total has been awarded a 2 year Jet A-1 Contract with Wiking Helicopters to commence in January 2018 to work on the Galloper Wind Farm project. Managed by Innogy SE on behalf of the other partners the project will generate enough power for up to 380,700 homes. Around 700 UK jobs are being created during the construction of the wind farm, and 90 long-term east coast jobs will be created, once it is operational.

Total will supply Wiking with Jet A-1 as well as providing a fully self bunded refuelling tank with pumps that allow Wiking to fuel their aircraft and support a number of offshore customers with personnel and material. As part of this contract Total will assist with practical and fuel quality control training to ensure that Wiking Helicopters are flying their missions as safely as possible.

Since its founding in August 1975, Wiking has flown more than 112,000 flight hours accident-free, mostly in missions in the sea and coastal areas of the North Sea. In addition to supplying offshore facilities, more than 55,000 flights were carried out accident-free in the Seelotsenversetzdienst.

Since the beginning of the first construction activities of offshore wind farms, Wiking has been carrying out supply flights and crew changes in the North Sea.

“One of the Total group’s aims is to be the Responsible Energy Major so it made perfect sense for us to support this project and was important for us to do so” Ben Marchant, General Aviation Manager at Total UK

The contract means that Air Total will continue to work closely with Wiking in areas such as fuel quality and standards, as well as ensuring security of supply to ensure the risk of fuel shortage at the site is completely minimised.

About Total UK Limited

Total UK Limited is a downstream subsidiary of the Total Group marketing bitumen, lubricants, aviation fuels and special fluids in the UK.

 About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in solar energy with SunPower and Total Solar. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Total contacts 

Media Relations: 07714452066 l

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Cautionary note

This press release, from which no legal consequences may be drawn, is for information purposes only. The entities in which TOTAL S.A. directly or indirectly owns investments are separate legal entities. TOTAL S.A. has no liability for their acts or omissions. In this document, the terms “Total” and “Total Group” are sometimes used for convenience where general references are made to TOTAL S.A. and/or its subsidiaries. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” may also be used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them.

This document may contain forward-looking information and statements that are based on a number of economic data and assumptions made in a given economic, competitive and regulatory environment. They may prove to be inaccurate in the future and are subject to a number of risk factors. Neither TOTAL S.A. nor any of its subsidiaries assumes any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information or statement, objectives or trends contained in this document whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

IS-BAH™ Achieves Century Milestone – 100 Registered Aircraft Handler Locations Since Inception

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MONTREAL – 16 January 2018 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) programme has reached 100 registered handler locations since it was introduced in July 2014.

The IS-BAH follows the structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) programme and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for business aircraft handling agents and fixed-base operators around the world developed to align with existing and future Safety Management System (SMS) requirements aimed at ground handling service providers.

“We are excited to reach this milestone of 100 IS-BAH operator locations, and I am very proud of our team that made this possible,” stated Terry Yeomans, Programme Director for IS-BAH. “We are experiencing substantial growth in the programme right now. I see our momentum continuing as more FBOs and handling agents embrace the code of industry developed best practices as our sector recognizes the value of a positive safety culture to their core business.”

For more information, please contact:

Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant,

About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card.

2018 WILL SEE ‘MILLENNIAL’ GROWTH IN THE PRIVATE JET SECTOR As 2017 saw more growth than at any time since the financial crisis, PrivateFly forecasts five key predictions for the year ahea

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2017 saw more growth in the private aviation sector than at any time since the financial crisis, with activity up 4 per cent year-on-year in Europe*. And according to PrivateFly, this upward climb is set to continue in 2018.

The global private jet booking service saw its own flight sales increase by 51 per cent year-on-year, along with average spend per flight up by 19.7 per by cent. PrivateFly’s 2017 Private Jet Charter Trends report also indicates that customers are getting younger: The average age was 40 throughout 2017 (versus 41 in 2016), but this fell to 38 in the second half of the year.

As we move into the New Year, Adam Twidell, CEO and founder of PrivateFly, offers five business aviation predictions for 2018:

Continued market growth

1/ We expect to see further market growth in 2018, in both Europe and the US. On demand business jet charter – as opposed to outright or fractional ownership – will drive this, particularly via disruptive business models which offer enhanced accessibility and visibility.

Private jet users will get younger

2/ Private jet users will continue to get younger, and businesses must evolve to cater to them. Many people assume that the typical private jet customer is 50+, but that’s not the case these days, as our 2017 report revealed. As millennials continue to enter the workforce, this younger generation will become the next private jet audience – demanding more choice, customisation and personalisation.

Increased industry consolidation

3/ Consolidation of businesses within our industry has been a key theme over the past few years. And in 2018 I think we’ll also see more M&A activity with charter brokers in particular. Both the customer and the industry would benefit from less fragmentation in this segment – the combined buying power of mega brokers is on the horizon.

Jet battles: New contenders set to rival existing stars

4/ New aircraft coming into service in 2018 are set to challenge some of the star names. At one end of the market, we have the Pilatus PC-24, a rival to the highly-successful Embraer Phenom 300 (the bestselling new jet in the world over the past few years). Then there’s the hotly-anticipated Bombardier Global 7000, aiming to steal share from the Gulfstream G650ER – the ultra high net worth’s iconic jet of choice.

Demand for new payment methods

5/ Payment transactions is another area ripe for disruption in 2018, and blockchain financial technology has the potential to become a much more mainstream solution in our industry. Payment in bitcoin (and etherium and others) may still be niche, but its popularity is growing rapidly. PrivateFly was the world’s first private jet company to offer bitcoin payment back in 2014 and we have since seen demand grow significantly.


*Source: business aviation intelligence.

Notes to editors

For more details of the 2017 Private Jet Charter Trends report, please go to:, or email to request a full copy.

About PrivateFly:

PrivateFly is a global booking platform for private jet charter, making it faster, easier and more cost-effective to compare and book private jets. With over 7000 aircraft integrated worldwide, PrivateFly combines innovative technology with its team of aviation experts, available 24/7.

PrivateFly is a FT1000 business, an official list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, across all industries. It was also ranked in both The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and SME Export Track 100 in 2017.

For further information, images or an interview please contact: 

Viv Diprose, PrivateFly

T: +44 (0)7931 624864



Katrina Suppiah, Publicité Ltd

T: +44 (0)20 8543 6582


London Biggin Hill sets out ambitions for 2018 and beyond

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London – 8th January 2018: London Biggin Hill is announcing the creation of 2,300 new jobs at the airport within the next twenty years as part of its LoCATE strategy.

LoCATE (London Centre for Aviation, Technology and Enterprise) is a partnership of public and private sector organisations promoting London Biggin Hill as a primary centre for the aerospace industry in the capital. It sets out London Biggin Hill’s vision for a sustainable future for both the airport and the local community by investing in infrastructure, skills development, training and job creation.

As part of the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, London Biggin Hill is a designated Strategic Outer London Development Centre (SOLDC). The plan describes how business aviation will complement and contribute to London’s economy. Mayor Sadiq Khan has said: “London Biggin Hill has emerged as a leading business in the South East and is one of the most important pioneers of the business aviation sector in the UK…it is proving a very sound investment for those choosing to base there.”

Robert Walters, Business Development Director at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “As part of our growth strategy we are aiming to break new ground on several major projects in 2018, including an on-site airport hotel and a London Aerospace and Technology College. These two projects will further strengthen our position as London’s leading business aviation hub and will inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals.

“As the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, we truly are the gateway to London for the many international businesses interacting with the capital and LoCATE demonstrates the airport’s ongoing commitment to London and the borough of Bromley.”

The full LoCATE brochure including an interactive map, illustrating the airport’s ongoing development and future ambitions as part of the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, can be found at


High-resolution images and interviews are available.

For more information, please contact 8020 Communications.

Kate Beveridge/Heather Mullon/Julia Craggs

Telephone: +44 (0)1483 447380


About London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.

A designated UK Port of Entry, Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of London makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.

Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to over 65 commercial and aviation activities.

There are very few places in the world other than Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.

IBAC Update January 2018

In addition to our focus on enhancing IBAC communications broadly and improving outreach to the industry, you will note a focus on three key areas this year: developments at the International Civil Aviation Organization, IS-BAH and IS-BAO programmatic improvements, and information to operators in meeting potential requirements of the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).


The Second Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium (GANIS/2) and First Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium (SANIS/1) were held 11-15 December 2017 in Montreal.  The symposia were intended to lay the foundations for the Thirteenth Air Navigation Conference which will take place in October 2018. Decisions taken at ANC/13 will pave the way toward increased performance of the global air navigation system.

The GANIS portion of the week examined:

  1. innovative and emerging operations;
  2. future of CNS and avionics;
  3. information management;
  4. cyber threats;
  5. meteorology;
  6. airport operational performance; and
  7. civil-military cooperation.

In addition, the SANIS portion examined:

  1. global strategies and safety management implementation;
  2. safety and air navigation implementation strategies;
  3. deployment: from concept to operation, and success stories;
  4. airports enhancement, including ground handling and a nod of support for the IS-BAH Programme and IBAC’s contributions to the ICAO Ground-handling Task Force;
  5. performance-based navigation; and
  6. performance-based aerodrome operating minima.

More information is available HERE.



Implementation of Performance Based Communications and Surveillance (PBCS)

IBAC issued Bulletin 17-12 on 8 December 2017, providing information on the implementation of PBCS and the progressive introduction of reduced lateral and longitudinal separation in the North Atlantic (NAT) region.  This was based on the outcome of the 51st Meeting of the ICAO NAT Implementation Management Group (NAT IMG) held in Santa Maria, Portugal, 13-16 November 2017.

The use of PBCS will allow reduced lateral and longitudinal separation between those aircraft that are equipped and authorized.

The Bulletin can be accessed HERE.

In addition to the NAT implementation, the implementation of PBCS in the ICAO Asia Pacific region was the principal topic of the Seventh Meeting of the FANS Interoperability Team-Asia (FIT-Asia/7) held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 December 2017.

The meeting identified six global issues that should be resolved prior to PBCS implementation:

1.     Lack of State readiness to issue operational authorizations for PBCS;

2.     Lack of RCP/RSP Statements of Compliance (SOC) for some aircraft;

3.     A need for an alternative to the requirement for commercial contracts between operators and Communication Service Providers (CSPs);

4.     Agreements on the roles of Regional Monitoring Agencies (RMSs) regarding PBCS;

5.     Lack of global standardized requirement for PBCS data collection and monitoring; and

6.     Lack of confirmation on the readiness of all ANSPs to receive, process, transfer and use PBCS flight plan codes

The ICAO Meeting documentation is HERE. IBAC will issue shortly a bulletin on the results of this meeting.


2017 ended with a total of 97 stations having achieved IS-BAH Stage I since its inception, with 8 reaching Stage II. During the holidays, we were still receiving several reports for audit review at both Stage I and Stage II, so we expect to see the number rise early in the New Year.

The IS-BAH workshop schedule kicks off in Madrid, Spain, 18-19 January, and in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida, 25-26 January. There is availability at both workshop locations, and we would appreciate member associations’ assistance with promoting these and all the workshops in their regions, whenever possible.

Details on the NEW subscription service for IS-BAH are coming soon, so watch for more news on this in the near future!

The new IS-BAH newsletter format was launched in December and can be found in full HERE.

Please feel free to send this newsletter out to all your members (there is an opt-in feature). We appreciate your continued support to make this programme a success and are excited about all of the opportunities in 2018 for further promotion and increased manual sales.


Per the Vision 2020, the 2018 DRAFT is effective on 01 JULY 2018 and applicable on 01 JULY 2019. Any use of the 2018 IS-BAO for registration audits between 01 JANUARY 2018 and 01 JULY 2018 would be in the 2018 Beta programme only, and requires Director approval at administration@ibac.orgThe 2018 Standard is posted in DRAFT form on the IBAC website.  Login to the IBAC website is required for access. Login credentials are offered at time of manual purchase.  If you have forgotten yours, please contact

The new Audit Procedures Manual (APM) is posted in revision #6. The APM is now a joint IS-BA APM supporting all IBAC IS-BA Programmes (Operators and Handlers). The APM is a stand-alone manual and will be revised as appropriate, rather than the former, annual revision process.

The New Entrant focus group has begun with a representative group of operators from North America and Europe. The operators and the IS-BAO team are meeting monthly to analyze and improve the process to achieve IS-BAO registration.

Internally, the IS-BAO team is preparing for the February 2018 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) review. EASA is vetting IS-BAO as an approved industry standard on behalf of the national aviation authorities (NAAs) of the European Union. The NAAs will then decide whether to use IS-BAO as an Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) in their respective States. In preparing for the process with EASA, IBAC has undertaken the International Standards Organization (ISO) process, which is providing a good roadmap for internal, organizational improvements in process and documentation.

The Excel protocols are being improved with an updated version to be issued late in the first quarter of 2018.  More details to follow.

In January, IS-BAO is supporting the FAA Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) Workshops in Oklahoma City and will hold an outreach session at the Midwest Safety Roundtable in Chicago.

IBAC Focuses on CORSIA Awareness and Education – Workshop and Event Participation Scheduled for 2018

Please can all BBGA Members note that the workshop which is most convenience for UK companies is in Geneva on 28th February so we recommend members book on asap as it is likely to get booked up.  Alternatively there is a workshop at EBACE so members may wish to attend this one if they are going to be EBACE in May.

The IATA one-day CORSIA workshops are open to all operators, including business aviation operators, at no charge, but there are limited places for each session so pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by emailing

MONTREAL – 8 January 2018 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has announced it is coordinating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to participate in numerous workshops in 2018 as well as present at several business aviation events to educate the industry on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a global measure to address international aviation emissions agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). .

Kurt Edwards, Director General of IBAC commented, “It is important that international business aviation operators understand this new global carbon offsetting scheme and those that are not covered by exclusions need to take steps in 2018 to begin gathering data to fuel burn from international flights.” Edwards added, “CORSIA was developed by ICAO with significant aviation industry input, and we welcome this measure as part of a larger suite of measures, including air traffic management modernization, new technologies, and sustainable alternative fuels, to reduce emissions. We appreciate working with IATA to participate in several of their workshops and look forward to presenting details on CORSIA at several business aviation events this year.”


IBAC officials will attend the following workshops:

Miami, Florida USA – 29, 30 January 2018

Singapore – 8, 9 February 2018

Geneva, Switzerland – 28 February 2018 (near capacity); 1 March 2018 (newly added)


A full workshop schedule is available on the website at CORSIA Workshops.


IBAC will also provide CORSIA presentations and workshops during the following business aviation events:

NBAA – Regional Forum, 24 January 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

EBACE –  Workshop during annual event, 29-31 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland

CBAA – Workshop during annual event, 12-14 June 2018 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Additional presentations and workshops will be announced as they are scheduled.


To determine whether a business aircraft operator is required to participate in the CORSIA programme, go to the website at Countdown to CORSIA. More details about CORSIA can also be found on the ICAO CORSIA web page. To receive further CORSIA updates, please register by emailing

For more information, please contact:

Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant,

About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card.

Flightworx Aviation’s Travelworx division taking travel agency services to the next level

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Stansted, 8th January 2017 – Flightworx, a UK leader in flight support solutions is expanding on its travel agency support through its dedicated company Travelworx. Travelworx is growing at a rapid rate and the requirements of clients are also evolving.  To ensure they are keeping on top of these ever changing conditions they have recruited two new senior members to the Travelworx team, both of whom bring a wealth of travel industry knowledge, experience and expertise that will further improve their capability and service delivery to their clients.

Ian White – Travel Services Director has 35 years’ experience in the corporate travel sector and was formerly the CEO of a large travel corporation. Ian has been involved in the travel management of major corporations on a global basis and enjoys excellent long standing relationships with airlines, hotels and ground suppliers.

John Davey – Travel Services Operations Manager has 26 years’ experience in the corporate travel sector and was formerly the Branch Manager of a large travel corporation. Prior to managing the London office in his previous role, John managed other flagship offices servicing major blue chip corporations for all of their travel requirements across the globe.

When Travelworx launched back in 2015 their aim was to provide worldwide travel support to customers, concentrating on keeping costs low and focusing on the needs of each individual client, making sure customer service was at the forefront, with dedicated, experienced travel executives on hand to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   They provide a free service to use and no booking fee in the majority of cases, accessing travel industry rates through trade platforms.

Travelworx caters for individuals as well as for large corporate contracts, assisting with:

  • Hotels
  • Flight tickets
  • Ground transportation
  • Visas
  • Catering
  • Fully serviced worldwide

To ask Travelworx for a quotation contact them on:

+44 (0)1279 668020


For further information

Jennette Bentley

Flightworx Aviation Ltd

Telephone: +44 (0)1279 668029

Update on RAeS 2018 Programme of Corporate Partner Briefings

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Dear Corporate Partners,

Our 2018 programme of Corporate Partner Briefings is shaping up nicely, and we have some interesting speakers lined up for the coming months.

We will start off the new year with a briefing by Michele Mauri of AlixPartners on Thursday 18 January on ‘2018 Aerospace & Defence Trends and Opportunities’.  There are still spaces available for this event, so if you or your colleagues would like to attend, please click on the link below to book your places online.

We are still in the process of firming up dates from April onwards, but below is a preview of the briefings that we have confirmed so far.  Please note that all of these events are available for sponsorship so if your company is interested in sponsoring a Corporate Partner Briefing, please get in touch and I can provide the full package details, including benefits and associated costs.

Thursday 18 January 2018

2018 A&D Trends and Opportunities

Michele Mauri, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Minister for Armed Forces Breakfast Briefing

Mark Lancaster TD MP, Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes North and Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Please note this briefing will take place 08.00 – 09.00 hrs and is FREE but not exclusive to Corporate Partners.  It will be followed by a one day conference entitled Maximising the Value of Air Weapon Systems which will look at improving through life costs and capability of weapons across all DLODs. RAeS Corporate Partners are entitled to reduced rates to attend the conference.

Thursday 22 February 2018

The UK SAR Helicopter Service

Russell Torbet CBE, Director UK SAR, Bristow Helicopter Ltd

Monday 19 March 2018

Protecting, Securing and Defending  the Royal Air Force for its Next Hundred Years of Service

Air Cdre Frank Clifford OBE, Force Protection Force Commander, Royal Air Force

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence

(Briefing title tba)

Monday 10 September 2018

AVM Richard Knighton CB, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff C&FD, Ministry of Defence

(Briefing title tba)

These events will all take place at the Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ.  With the exception of the Minister for Armed Forces Breakfast Briefing on 6 February, all other briefings will take place from 17.00 – 18.00 hrs, with refreshments available beforehand from 16.30 hrs and a reception afterwards until 19.00 hrs.

All of our Corporate Partner Briefings are free to attend and open for bookings, so if you would like to reserve a place at any of these events, please click on the links above, and access our online booking facility by navigating to the ‘book now’ tab towards the bottom of the page.

Further briefing dates will be announced over the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on our website at for the most up-to-date information.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to some of the events listed above.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require any further information.

Gail Ward

The support given by BBGA was crucial to the eventual successful outcome

TAG Farnborough Airport